Whether you love him or hate him, it cannot be denied that President-Elect Donald Trump says some truly bizarre things. During his career as a businessman and his run for President of the United States, he has said some very questionable things on a lot of different topics. Many of his supporters agree that his willingness to comment is part of his appeal because it shows that he is a real person. Many of his detractors worry that his crazy comments could infuriate the wrong people. Here are some of the weirdest things that he has said.
The Weirdest Top 10 Sayings by Donald Trump
“I have no intention of ever running for President”
Way back in 1987, Donald Trump didn’t want to be president. Thankfully for Trump supporters – he changed his mind over time! He also changed his political affiliation, as he used to be a regular feature at Democratic events. Many of his views and opinions have also changed as he has got older.
“If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her”
This Donald Trump quote has got to be one of the strangest things that he ever said. Whilst it is true that Ivanka Trump is a very beautiful woman, this type of comment is not something that you would usually expect from a father. Most fathers are keen to protect their daughters from the prying eyes of womanizing men, but Donald seems keen to encourage it. Poor Ivanka.
“Was it a birth certificate? You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows”.
Donald Trump spent years trying to convince the people of America that Barack Obama was not really born in the USA. If he wasn’t born on American soil, this would make him ineligible to be president. After repeated calls for Obama to release a copy of his birth certificate, Trump finally got his way, but he still wasn’t satisfied. Despite the fact that it is really easy to verify a birth certificate, he still sought to cast doubt on the document. Thankfully, The Donald has now conceded that the outgoing president is actually a rightful American citizen.
“I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke”
Donald Trump sometimes says what we are all thinking, but this is not the way to win fans amongst Diet Coke drinkers. The weirdest think about this tweet was that it was totally out of the blue. Is Donald Trump the right person to be making comments about physical appearance? As the runner of the Miss Universe pageant, he certainly thinks that he is.
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
Despite the fact that almost all scientists believe that global warming puts humans at risk, Donald Trump still wants more heat. Even though not all scientists are in agreement that climate change is manmade, most scientists still acknowledge that it is bad for business. Many experts are now concerned about what will happen to the environment when Trump is in charge. Global warming could lead to more immigration and global security issues if some areas of the world start to become uninhabitable.
“Grab them by the pussy”
Donald Trump is known for his misogyny, but this one line was quite extreme. During a recording where he believed he was speaking privately, Trump declared that he could do anything that he wanted with women because he was famous. Whilst this physical action would be considered to be sexual assault, Mr. Trump claimed that it was just “locker room” talk. Many people thought that this sentence could lose him the election, but his popularity endured.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse.”
Trump’s tweets can be weird, but his reactions to his portrayal on Saturday Night Live are always a little bit odd. Having previously hosted this comedy show, he should understand their penchant for parody. In democratic countries, politicians are always going to be targets for comedy. However, Donald Trump throws his toys out of the pram when it comes to this type of satire. The problem is, the more that The Donald gets wound up, the more material that the comedy show will have to work with.
“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
During his campaign against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump said a lot of different things about his rival. In this tweet, which he later deleted, he seems to equate sexual capability with the capability to be a successful politician. The comments were seen to be misogynistic because they implied that it was Hillary’s fault that her husband cheated. Even some of his avid campaigners thought that this was a step too far, and hoped that he would get back to debating real politics instead!
“I’m, like, a smart person.“ – when asked why he doesn’t go to daily Intelligence briefings
Most presidents go to a daily Intelligence briefing so that they can understand the changing global environment. These briefings give the president secret information about what is happening around the world, so that they can use up-to-date information when they are making their decisions. The President-elect should attend to help to get him up to speed for when he takes over the running of the country. Some people are worried that failing to attend could put America at risk from major global challenges.
“Who knows?” – When asked if he would start a war with China
The Donald doesn’t want to be accused of going back on his words, so he is pleased to be able to leave things deliberately ambiguous. Unfortunately for the global population, he is happy to leave the possibility of World War III on the table. Good job! He is going to all of those Intelligence briefings.